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2023 Nature Photography Summit


Crowds start to gather at the registration desk near the start of the 2019 NANPA Summit. © Janice Braud

Crowds start to gather at the registration desk near the start of the 2019 NANPA Summit. © Janice Braud


How do I register?

Clicking on the “Register Here” button at the bottom of this page takes you to the registration form, where you will make all your choices for sessions, activities and options. So, it makes sense to first decide which things you want to sign up for–which sessions, field trips, portfolio reviews, meal options, Super Sessions, travel insurance, etc.–before starting your registration. Note that, once you submit your registration and make your payment, you will not be able to go back and change anything. However, we realize that things change and life happens. Should you need to make any changes, email us at and we’ll do our best to accommodate you, subject to the 2023 NANPA Summit Cancellation and No Refund Policy.

What are my costs?

The Nature Photography Summit is an affordable way to gain a lot of photography knowledge and skills, network with friends and meet new ones, go out on field trips exploring the splendor of the desert southwest, and see the latest gear, workshop offerings and other useful gadgets. A variety of exciting options can be added, depending on your schedule and interests. The choices are yours!


Full conference registration:
–Member  $595
–Non-Member  $695


New this year! NANPA and the Westin La Paloma are offering a meal plan which will provide breakfast and lunch, Thursday through Saturday (that’s six meals!). Grab your meal and avoid the crowds and delays at restaurants. Take breakfast to an early morning photo shoot or dig in once you’ve returned. The meal plan gives you the flexibility a restaurant doesn’t.

Meal plan option $120.00


You won’t want to miss these two-hour Super Sessions that take you on a deep dive into important issues and photographic techniques.

  • Ray Pfortner: Showing Your Photography: Why, What, Where, When and How (including the fine art of pricing)
    Wednesday, May 3, 2023 2-4:00pm Lecture
  • Ray Pfortner: Photostyling: The Art Of Arranging
    Sunday, May 7, 2023 8-11:00am
  • Joe McDonald Effective Macro and Closeup Photography I & II
    Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12-2:00pm Lecture and demonstrations, and
    Sunday, May 7, 2023 8-11:00am Hands-On Session

Learn more about Super Sessions topics and pricing.


A wide variety of optional field trips are included in your registration but you do have to sign up for them. There are two exceptions involving admissions charges at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ($20/per person) and the Tucson Botanical Gardens ($15.00/per person) payable during registration. Tohono Chul charges a variety of admission prices based on age. For this field trip, participants will receive a group discount but must pay at the gate. The Photographing Herps field trips costs $25. Catalina State Park charges admission ($&/per vehicle) payable at the gate. Learn more about Field Trips.


Sign up for a portfolio review with a professional photographer, editor or agent. In 20 minutes they’ll review and give valuable feedback on your work, help you grow as a photographer, and help you get closer to your goals. At $60 per session, why not book two? Learn more about Portfolio Reviews.


NANPA Summit room rates start at $144 per night, plus applicable taxes. Learn more about Travel and Lodging.


NANPA strongly encourages registrants to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself in case unforeseen events cause you to cancel. Please familiarize yourself with the 2023 NANPA Summit Cancellation and No Refund Policy.


Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page.

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